Shadowbane’s July Content Patch

Shadowbane’s July Content Patch

In the Content Patch released
7/11/05
for Shadowbane,  a new game feature called Hotzones was introduced. A Hotzone is
an adventuring area randomly chosen that yields a greater experience gain when a
creature is killed there and a chance to drop additional treasure. A Hotzone
lasts for four (4) hours and then, on the hour, will change to a new one. Every
non-safe zone has the chance to be the Hotzone, but they’re randomly chosen —
one of the battlegrounds on Maelstrom might be the Hotzone this afternoon, and
the Amazon jungle might be the Hotzone this evening.

When a player logs in, a system
message will appear and tell players which zone is currently "hot". If a player
does not know where the area is by it’s name, they simply have to open up the
World Map and look for the blue icon.

Once a player arrives, all monsters
they kill will grant more experience than they would elsewhere. They also have a
good chance to roll for additional loot ranging from resources needed for
crafting items to Favor used to give buffs and enhancements from Shrines.

Click on link to learn more about the Hotzones and
other changes in the
July Content Patch for Shadowbane